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Dr. Charles Russo

Part-Time Instructor, Security and Global Studies


Ph.D. in Public Safety - Specialization in Criminal Justice
Capella University
M.A. in Intelligence Studies - Intelligence Collection
American Military University
B.A. in Terrorism Studies
American Military University

Research Interests

Intelligence Analysis Covert Action Intelligence Methodology White Collar Crime - Complex Financial Crimes Criminal Investigations Homeland Security Cybersecurity Counter-Terrorism Counter-Intelligence Criminal Justice Structured Analytic Techniques

Positions Held

2018 - Present
Columbia Southern University
Associate Professor
2016 - Present
National American University, Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Studies
Associate Dean of Intelligence Management Programs
2017 - 2019
Touro University Worldwide
Associate Professor
2016 - 2018
Austin-Peay State University
Associate Professor
2016 - 2018
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Adjunct Instructor
2016 - 2018
State University of New York - Canton
Adjunct Instructor
2015 - 2016
FBI, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center
Intelligence Analyst/GS-13
2012 - 2015
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento - White Collar Crime
Intelligence Analyst/GS-12
2010 - 2012
FBI, Sacramento - Collection Management
Collection Management IA/GS-12
2000 - 2010
US Navy Reserve
Intelligence Specialist
2009 - 2010
Science Applications International Corporation
Intelligence Analyst (Senior)
2008 - 2009
Battelle Memorial Institute
Intelligence Analyst, Targeting Officer
2003 - 2008
ManTech International
Senior Intelligence Analyst & Instructor
2000 - 2001
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Correctional Officer
1990 - 2000
US Navy (Active Duty)
Intelligence Specialist

Intellectual Contributions

Studying the Ethics of Criminal Justice Students

Dr. Charles Martin Russo
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 23, 2018

Differences Between a Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Degree

Charles M Russo, Justin M Spaulding
August 10, 2018

How Intelligence Analysts Can Improve Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Charles M Russo
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 24, 2018

Aspiring Intelligence Analysts: Are You Ready?

Charles M Russo
March 23, 2018


Differences Between a Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Degrees

American Criminal Justice Sciences 56th Annual Meeting
March 28, 2019

Intelligence Discipline: Scholar or Practitioner Based Curriculum

Pacific Northwest Political Science Annual Meeting
November 10, 2018

National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative

Douglas County CERT Team Monthly Meeting
April 19, 2018

National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative

Douglas County CERT Team Monthly Meeting
April 9, 2018

9/11 Memorial - Keynote Speaker

9/11 Memorial
September 11, 2017

Hate Crime Trends in North Country New York

Senior Executive In-Service Training
May 4, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Induction Ceremony
April 9, 2017

Visual Analytics: A Case for Ethical Decision Making

AMU-VACCINE Webinar Series
September 30, 2015

Visual Analytics: A Case for Ethical Decision-Making.

September 30, 2015

Health Care Fraud Trends 2015

Senior Medicare Patrol - Annual Conference
April 21, 2015

Overview of White Collar Crime Fraud Schemes and Trends 2015

Financial Abuse Specialist Team
January 14, 2015

Media Contributions

The Ukrainian Phone Call Whistleblower

October 2, 2019
Social Media - Podcast

“The Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting – Podcast”

July 28, 2019
Social Media - Podcast

Studying the Ethics of Criminal Justice Students.”

Police One
December 10, 2018

Criminal Justice Studients and the Reasons behind their Ethics

Online Learning
November 27, 2018

Are Students Ready to be Intelligence Analysts?

Intelligence Career Services
March 7, 2018
Social Media - Blog

What is on Your Intelligence Analysis Reading List?

Intelligence Career Services
January 25, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Notes for Seniors Graduating in Spring 2018!

Intelligence Career Services
December 27, 2017
Social Media - Blog

Your Resume, but have YOU read it?

Intelligence Career Services
July 31, 2017
Social Media - Blog

The Importance of Finding the Right Internship

Intelligence Career Services
July 19, 2017
Social Media - Blog

Certifications and Licensure

February 19, 2016
Intelligence Community Advanced Analyst Program
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
January 14, 2020
CITI - Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
August 16, 2019
Intelligence Fundamentals Professional - Certified Badge (IFPC)
Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
October 7, 2018
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)
August 28, 2015
FBI Instructor
Federal Bureau of investigation

Awards & Honors

January 3, 2020
Raising the Bar Award
Colubmia Southern University
I was nominated by CSU students for the faculty “Raising the Bar” award for the month of November 2019.
October 17, 2017
2017 Distinguished Faculty Award
Receipient of the 2017 Distinguished Faculty of the year award for Student Success for Colorado Technical University
May 1, 2017
Golden Apple Award
SUNY Canton - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
The Golden Apple Award is given to a staff/faculty member that has made a difference in student education, and helped in their academic success.
February 29, 2016
Intelligence Community Advance Analyst Program Certification
Director of National Intelligence
July 1, 2013
Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program Award
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
July 1, 2012
Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program Award
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Scholarship given to Intelligence analysts within the US Intelligence Community to further academic pursuits.